Activities of EHTEL maintain or support the multi-stakeholder networking platform e.g. in the form of conferences and information dissemination. Activities also comprise two types of working groups - the permanent stake-holder working groups (focusing on the perspective and interest of that group) and the multi-disciplinary task forces (focusing on particular eHealth themes).
The annual EHTEL symposium convenes the European eHealth community in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. Together with leading actors for digital health around the globe, the events' agenda explores regularly newest trends for eHealth/mHealth in Europe. In 2015, a Joint Digital Healthcare Symposium, colocation of a Policy Event at the European Parliament, the United4Health Final Conference and the 7th Annual EHTEL eHealth Symposium – convenes once more the Thought Leading European eHealth community.
EHTEL actively supports and contributes to strategic EU-funded or co-funded projects. Current projects include: EU*US eHealth Work on Global eHealth workforce development; Scirocco - Scaling Integrated Care in Context; PROGRESSIVE, JAseHN and ValueHealth. Recent projects were Antilope - Adoption and take up of standards and profiles for eHealth Interoperability; MOMENTUM - European Momentum for Mainstreaming Telemedicine Deployment in Daily Practice; United4Health - UNIversal solutions in TElemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care, RENEWING HeALTH and SUSTAINS. This section also holds an archive of projects that provided significant results to the activities of EHTEL and the eHealth community.
EHTEL regularly contributes to the Annual EU eHealth Conferences, typically organised as eHealth Week, i.e. a co-location of the yearly EU eHealth Conference, hosted by the EU Presidency and the European Commission, with World of Health IT, hosted by HIMSS Europe. In particular, the independent EHTEL Leadership debates - affiliated to the annual eHealth Week - have been establised as a series of visionary talks welcoming - jointly with our members - leaders in health and welfare as distinguished guests.
European events - usually in the framework of one of our partnered EU-funded/co-funded project that are organised by the EHTEL team.
Stakeholder working groups were defined as standing bodies of EHTEL, permanently represented within the Association. Stakeholder groups identified as standing bodies of EHTEL are: ** Ministries of Health/Healthcare Authorities, ** National and Regional eHealth Competence Centres, ** Patients / Citizens / Consumers Associations. EHTEL also welcomes the contribution of Insurers, Industry, Research & Development, Healthcare Management and Healthcare Institutions, but has so far not etablished permanent working groups for these.
EHTEL Task Forces are (or have been) temporary multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplicary working groups focusing on particular eHealth themes.